The plan represents a crucial early step by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) to develop reliable, higher quality transit between Detroit and Ann Arbor, including Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (Metro) Airport.
The primary goals are to:
- Determine any necessary transit improvements to better meet the needs of travelers between Detroit, Ann Arbor, intermediate communities, and Metro Airport,
- Support the long-term transportation and land use vision of communities, major institutional stakeholders, employers and transportation providers along Michigan Avenue, Washtenaw Avenue, and connections to Metro Airport.
- Identify the best transit solutions to develop as a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for inclusion in the RTAâ€™s Regional Master Transit Plan and in the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) long range transportation plan.
- Prepare environmental analysis and request for federal funding with a State of Michigan Match.
Overview excerpt sourced from report